Marisol Rivas Velázquez
B.S. M.Arch. Architect and Urban Planner, received the Master of Excellence in Architecture in 2002 from the Berlage Institute, Postgraduate Laboratory of Architecture, in Rotterdam after having completed her postgraduates studies with the support of a scholarship by the CONACYT (Mexican National Council of Science and Technology). In 1998 she graduated as an architect with a Bachelor of Science from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM).

She collaborated with several offices in Mexico and Belgium, among them the renowned offices of Teodoro González de León/ Mexico City, Ricardo Legorreta/ Mexico City and Stéphane Beel/ Ghent. In 2005 Marisol Rivas Velázquez founded, with Christian Schmutz, Architecture, Urbanism + Research Agency.

Parallel to her professional practice she has been Visiting Professor at the ITESM Monterrey (2003 and 2004), Lecturer at the University of Technology, Munich (2005) and Assistant Professor at the Institute of Design.Studio1 of Leopold-Franzens-University in Innsbruck (2005-2010) and at the Department of International Urbanism of the University of Stuttgart (2010-2016).